Clipsal Australia is set to restructure their CIS management ranks after two senior executives quit the Company this month. Among those leaving are Marketing Director, Simon Wehr, and Greg Bryant.
Wehr, who is also a CEDIA board member, is set to take up a position in the USA while Bryant is to join Gerard Lighting.
Talking at the CEDIA Expo in Melbourne, Wehr said: “I believe that the exit of Greg Bryant and me presents the Company with the opportunity to bring in new blood, new people with fresh ideas”.
Wehr, who refuses to name the Company he is going to work for in the USA, believes that within Australia Clipsal is going to have to expand their marketing activities as new operators such as Control4 and Colorado VNet expand their IP based automation systems.
Shortly before last years’ CEDIA Expo in Sydney, Gavin De Livera, the General Manager of CIS at Clipsal, was mysteriously walked to the door, amid rumours of an internal investigation.
Clipsal insiders said at the time that his exit was linked with expenditure made by the CIS group who are responsible for the Clipsal Platinum program.
Earlier this year Clipsal parted company with Switch Automation after only 12 months, with Wehr admitting this week that the company was finding it hard to justify a relationship with the brand because of the small nature of the Australian market and the loyalty of installers to brands like Crestron and AMX.